New Nationalist Party (UK)

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This article is about the party founded in the United Kingdom in 2006. For the Fijian party of the same name, see New Nationalist Party (Fiji). For the New National Party of South Africa, see New National Party (South Africa).
New Nationalist Party
Leader Sharon Ebanks
Founded 2006
Dissolved 2007
Headquarters Birmingham, West Midlands
Ideology Euroscepticism, nationalism
Political position Far right
Colours Black and white
Politics of the United Kingdom
Political parties
Elections

The New Nationalist Party was a small, far-right political party founded by former members of the British National Party (BNP) in 2006. It was based in the West Midlands and its most prominent member was the former BNP member Sharon Ebanks. Earlier in 2006, Ebanks was briefly a councillor in the Kingstanding ward in Birmingham before being forced to resign when it was shown that she had been awarded it due to counting irregularities despite losing the election.[1][2]

Unlike the BNP, which now generally tends to be hostile towards Islam, the NNP stated that it was less critical of external influences, and that it concentrated more on local, community based politics. The party was also involved with a campaign to combat drug dealers in schools in Birmingham.

The party, which used the slogan "Neither Left nor Right, but British", was registered with the Electoral Commission on 11 December 2006.[3]

Leading members[edit]

The party held its inaugural meeting in January 2007 in the West Midlands. Officials appointed at that time were Sharon Ebanks (chairman), Dave Cheetham (deputy chairman), Keith Axon (treasurer), Matthew Benton (nominating officer), Tom Simpson (party legal officer), Maureen Davies (national fundraiser) and David Williams (website editor).

The NNP did not have any elected councillors or Members of Parliament, nor did it inherit any councillors who had belonged to the BNP.

Policies[edit]

Unlike an earlier breakaway, the England First Party, which supports English nationalism, the NNP remained supportive of British nationalism, although it campaigned to make St George's Day a national holiday.

According to the NNP website[4] the party's policies included:

Electoral activity[edit]

The NNP's first foray into electoral politics came at the 2007 local elections with the party standing four candidates in Birmingham and one each in North Tyneside and Teesside.[5]

It obtained 357 votes across Birmingham and only 59 votes in Whitley Bay ward, North Tyneside.[6]

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